5 Minutes of 2010 Memory

This Reverb 10 response may be awfully short, considering my memory: Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.

  • Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in DC with Grant, Greg, and Shackers = awesome
  • Ryan (niece) still likes dolls and pink things
  • Sean (nephew) still likes dragons and video games
  • Learned how to write a query letter
  • Started four blogs (on dreaming, writing, moving to Canada, and indulging), kept this one and deleted the others
  • Finished Guardian
  • Won NaNoWriMo and got in the habit of pronouncing it properly (Wri = wry)
  • Finally started that sci fi I've been wanting to try out (Sol!)
  • Joined Critters critique group
  • Discovered Schlock Mercenary
  • Said goodbye to San Diego
  • Decided to move to Toronto someday
  • Spent hundreds on Xmas presents, but the hundreds found their way back to us immediately.
  • Had a traumatic but relatively tolerable Thanksgiving
  • Got back on Facebook
  • Learned how to make coffee in a French press
  • Stopped eating eggs (mostly)
  • Learned to write anytime, anywhere
  • Started walking to work
  • Winter was ridiculously cold
  • Perfected baking basic bread
  • Decided not to drink any more Guinness
  • Got a bright red living room chair
  • Cat-proofed the backyard
  • Gave up on the garden
  • Cooked dinner in a fire pit in summer

Slightly better than expected! I left out quite a lot, but that's alright. I write everything down so that I remember much more than this.

R. E. Stearns